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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No. 1862, Sunday, December 11, 1831

Robbery to an Immense Extent.

On Saturday night, or Sunday morning, the premises of Messrs. Vidil and Verdure, No. 6, King-street, Cheapside, were broken open by thieves, who completed their operations through an empty house next door, by means of a skeleton key, and stripped the place of a large quantity of French blond lace, black and white veils, Cashmere, striped, and silk shawls, and other fancy goods to the value, it is said, of 2,000l., and escaped. A phosphorus box, a dark lantern, a chisel, and a crow-bar were found near the spot where the mischief was done.